Introducing DANIEL SMITH Neutral Tint Extra Fine Watercolor!

DANIEL SMITH Neutral Tint  Extra Fine Watercolor

We’d like to introduce our new DANIEL SMITH Neutral Tint Extra Fine Watercolor and show you a video of our Neutral Tint being used to darken and tone down colors! We developed our Neutral Tint at the suggestion of two watercolor artists, Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling who teach their MakeEveryDayAPainting Watercolor Workshops here in the Pacific Northwest and abroad in Europe.  What is Neutral Tint?  It’s a quick and reliable way to create rich, luminescent colorful darks and neutrals … Continue reading

INKSMITH: Designing and Painting Semi-abstractions: The Close-Focus Watercolors of Karlyn Holman by Diana Randolph

  “Designing and Painting Semi-abstractions: The Close-Focus Watercolors of Karlyn Holman” by Diana Randolph What can artists paint when they love both realism and abstraction?  Karlyn Holman suggests blending these two styles to create semi-abstract paintings. When this Wisconsin artist sees her painting developing too closely toward realism she focuses more on the elements of design, using shape, color, value, texture and line. Movement also plays an important role in her work. And when her painting looks too abstract, she … Continue reading

INKSMITH: “Naumburg Cathedral: A Watercolor Demonstration Using Grisaille” By Molly Hashimoto

  “Naumburg Cathedral: A Watercolor Demonstration Using Grisaille” By Molly Hashimoto Last summer I traveled to Saxony in eastern Germany. There I visited the centuries-old city of Naumburg to see the cathedral and the famous stone carvings of the medieval artist known as the Naumburg Meister. Carvings of the twelve cathedral founders, including Uta and Ekkehard, encircle the west choir, exhibiting a startling psychological realism seen nowhere else in 13th-century art. They look as if they might step down from … Continue reading

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